#1 – You don’t have the budget
First things first, you should have the money to get pet necessities. If you don’t have the budget to ensure your dog’s comfort, then you simply shouldn’t have a dog!
The monthly expenses for a dog (dog food, flea prevention, dog toys) amount to an average of $153.
Pet vaccine shots at a low-cost vet clinic cost between $10 and $15, but dogs need a variety of vaccines that prevent an array of canine diseases: rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, parvo vaccine, adenovirus vaccine, etc.
If you can afford these expenses and the pet insurance costs, that’s good but not a reason enough, in and of itself to get a dog. Keep reading.